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[06/08/19 - 08:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Cruises to Victory with NBA Finals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/7/19):

ABC (8.637 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was still the network to beat thanks to its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.061 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2), "NBA Countdown" (6.159 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and the "NBA Finals, Game 4" (9.651 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

NBC (3.046 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was a distant second with a repeat "American Ninja Warrior" (2.739 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) followed by "Dateline NBC" (3.659 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.738 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with a new "Whistleblower" (3.591 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) alongside second runs of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.388 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Blue Bloods" (4.235 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.354 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up encores of "Beat Shazam" (1.431 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "MasterChef" (1.278 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, the return of "Masters of Illusion" (1.007 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), a second "Masters of Illusion" (0.988 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), the debut of "The Big Stage" (0.737 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and a second "The Big Stage" (0.699 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.858 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Whistleblower

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Masters of Illusion - 8:00 (vs. My Last Days)
0.00% - Masters of Illusion - 8:30 (vs. My Last Days)
0.00% - The Big Stage - 9:00 (vs. Life Sentence)
0.00% - The Big Stage - 9:30 (vs. Life Sentence)
-21.74% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-25.00% - NBA Finals, Game 4
-28.00% - NBA Countdown
-33.33% - Whistleblower (vs. Undercover Boss)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/8/18):

ABC (11.349 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) swept the competition on Friday with its concluding coverage of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.349 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), "NBA Countdown" (8.299 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 4" (12.862 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

NBC (3.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the silver draw with a repeat "American Ninja Warrior" (2.632 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.986 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.495 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "Undercover Boss" (4.432 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.227 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (4.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.587 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) offered up a new "Phenoms" (0.702 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and the finale of "Phenoms" (0.472 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11).

And finally, the season finale of "My Last Days" (0.626 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and a new "Life Sentence" (0.394 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - My Last Days
+40.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Phenoms - 8:00 (vs. 5/25/18)
0.00% - Life Sentence
-14.29% - Undercover Boss
-50.00% - Phenoms - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. MacGyver (Repeat))
-4.17% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-20.00% - NBA Finals, Game 4
-21.88% - NBA Countdown
-22.22% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - My Last Days (vs. The Originals)
-50.00% - Phenoms - 8:00 (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
-50.00% - Life Sentence (vs. Reign)
-50.00% - Phenoms - 9:00 (vs. Lucifer (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· ABC's "Nightline" was delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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